Jenny Johnston


  • 1374 days ago

My husband and I traveled to Belize for our first trip ever to Central America! It surpassed our every expectation!

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When you watch your airplane leave you...The solution to being stuck in SFO due to weather delaysSolution to spending the night in airportsThe grill that our lunch was made on
  • 283 days ago

White-water rapids and eight-hour jungle hikes may not seem very romantic. But our Costa Rica adventure revealed a magical netherworld where the air is cleaner, the greens are greener and life a …

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  • 283 days ago

"So, why Peru?" others would ask when we told them of our upcoming journey. That made me think, why indeed Peru!. And coming to the realization that the desire stemmed from my childhood. During …

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Machu Picchu trekking and tours
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Jenny Johnston
Peru, land of the legendary Incas, has retained much of its mythical feel. The cultural capital of Cuzco provides a glimpse into the country’s proud history, as the center of the Sacred Valley …
Machu Picchu Clouds
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Jenny Johnston
This iconic landmark is one that is included on countless bucket lists as a "must-visit" destination.  Everyone wants to GO to Machu Picchu, but few consider HOW they might prefer …
An infamous Pisco Sour
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Jenny Johnston
A Mi Manera, a restaurant in Cusco, has given some great Peruvian recipes to Adventure Lifers during a cooking class we include in tours.  Since it is always fun to explore the local foods of a …
Thai elephant playing in the water
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Jenny Johnston
Many travelers visiting Asia have come to expect an elephant ride to be a part of their trip. As we get requests for these types of activities, we want to avoid any disappointment when we …
The mysterious lost city of Machu Picchu
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Jenny Johnston
Contrary to some of the news floating around recently, Machu Picchu archaeological site will NOT be closing in April 2016.  There are indeed some maintenance closures for travelers to be aware …
The sun sets behind two travelers enjoying the warm sands of a Nicaragua beach.
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Jenny Johnston
Nicaragua trips are becoming more and more popular among travelers for many reasons.  Affordability, beautiful beaches & cloudforests, unique accommodations, charming …
Kayaking in beautiful Alaska
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Jenny Johnston
A recent Wall Street Journal article stated, "Enjoying an ocean cruise and breaking a sweat aren't concepts that traditionally go together.  Indeed, the indolence that many people crave …
Local moving cattle through the fields
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Jenny Johnston
  Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you.  Adventure Life offers river cruising in some …
Camping on the Choquequirao trek
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Jenny Johnston
In a recent Adventure Life blog post, we highlighted the Choquequirao Trek and explained how it is undergoing some definitive changes.  By the end of 2015, the Peruvian government plans to build …
Cruising the Kinabatangan River
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Jenny Johnston
  Best Time to Visit Borneo   Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, Borneo lies south of the typhoon belt and enjoys relatively dry weather while the rest of the region is drenched …
Borneo has great beaches for sipping straight from a coconut
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Jenny Johnston
Borneo Cuisine The Malaysian part of Borneo is an ethnic melting pot of Chinese, Malaysian, and indigenous peoples who have coexisted on the island for centuries. The result is a spectacular …
Traditional dress of the Dusun tribe in Sabah
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Jenny Johnston
  Sabah Culture When considering the culture of Borneo, it is important to keep in mind exactly which part of Borneo you are traveling in.  Borneo is an island, the third largest in the …
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Jenny Johnston
In the Mayan mountain foothills of western Belize, there lies a 300-acre private nature reserve of prime broad leaf forest that serves as home for the Pook’s Hill nature lodge. The Pook's …
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Jenny Johnston
The Spanish visited Panama for the first time, in 1501, when a wealthy solicitor from Triana, Rodrigo de Bastida, organized an expedition. After arriving to the Americas, Bastidas traveled …
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Jenny Johnston
As a meeting point in the history of the countries of Latin America, Panama is a country forged by various cultures and traditions that come together to create a unique complexity and exotic …
Blowing where the wind takes us on the Liberty Clipper
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Jenny Johnston
A hop, skip and jump away from the United States, the Caribbean is just the place you want to go for a getaway in the midst of calm seas and some fantastic adventure in a cultural hotspot. A …
Horseback riding beneath Los Cuernos del Paine
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Jenny Johnston
Patagonia is the scene of the world's great adventures. Even if we know little of the place, the name itself inhabits our subconscious, whispering of an unknown finger of the earth, el fin del …
Cotopaxi volcano blows smoke, 2015
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Jenny Johnston
Avid, amateur, or iPhone photographers UNITE!  You have an amazing photo opportunity in Ecuador right now.  Cotopaxi volcano is currently blowing smoke, as well as excitement, into the air. …